As I began to sort through all the "stuff", I wondered WHY did I need a dozen screw drivers? How many can you hold in your hand at one time? AND THEN there are the Allen wrenches---WHY do I have at least twenty of those things? Every tool, every piece of furniture has a different Allen wrench it seems. In the event of dire emergency and the need to put something back together or take something apart, I would not have a clue which wrench goes with what.
I know my thinking might be a little off, BUT what could be the possible harm of a universal sized Allen wrench. Understanding men like their toys, still it would not seem to be much of a thrill to have droves of these little annoying pieces of metal.
Let me not forget the various and sundry pieces of lumber in neat piles all over the place. WHERE did they come from and for what possible purpose could I have been saving them? It might be different if they were one uniform size in the slight hope you could build a bird house or some other
I fear I have hit the tip of the proverbial iceberg. WHY is it we are so fascinated with collecting junk? I have enough partial cans of left over paint to cover the Great Wall of China. WHAT am I going to find when I start with the inside? I am not a keeper---WHAT must it look like in the houses of those who keep every important?? piece of paper they have ever had their hands on? There are no closets lined with 3 different sizes of clothes, no shoes from 1950, and NOT ten different sets of dishes. AND YET, I still have more stuff than you can shake a stick at.
We are all obsessed with our "Stuff" and the accumulation and care of said stuff can begin to take over our lives. The question becomes--WHO besides me cares about any of this stuff? Does it add to the quality of my life? Is it more important than the people in my life? What will become of it some day?
SO here I go--once again---doing a GUT CHECK on what's important. God is not interested in my "Stuff Inventory". He is interested in how I lived my life. Time to leave a LOT of this stuff behind---AGAIN!
“Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth,